All posts filed under: Women’s Health

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Women’s Health Study Group

Hello, everybody! Over the past months, I have been considering the idea of forming a women’s health circle. A number of women I have talked to have become interested the idea as well, so it must be time. Please join us in discussing topics about women’s health. I will present an herbal perspective, with a pinch of nutrition, biology, and lifestyle/philosophy to keep things interesting. Bring any of your favorite books, but most importantly your unique knowledge and perspective. The study groups will be held every 4th Sunday, at 2 pm. The first one is Sunday March 22ed at 630 N 27th Ave W. Duluth, MN, and the topic will be the dysmennorhia (menstrual cramps). Soon I will expand on these topics and add a page for the study group on this site. I am so excited for this to start; I hopeĀ  you will join us! Please, please, send any ideas for study groups, and also any suggestions for dates and times. Sun, March 22ed – Dysmennorhia Sun, April 19th – PMS Sun, May …

Motherwort – Leonurus cardiaca

Do you see the motherwort in this picture? Hint: its vertical. Mmmm…Motherwort! I have been craving the bitter herb for a steady week running – and as a tea! Who in their right mind drinks motherwort infusion? Someone who needs it, or who likes the bitter zing. Have you ever eaten a motherwort flower? Try it, I dare you. I have been drinking motherwort infusion to calm my critical and exacting PMS self to a down to a low roar; its working quite well. It is also nourishing, stockpiling nutrients that will soon be shed; for this purpose I add a bit of nettle or oat straw. At this time in my cycle I tend to see things very clearly, which can either enrich my life with wise insight or keep me up at night ruminating. Motherwort, along with hops, eases my mind. In the middle of winter, I dream of a sunny day and a garden full of motherwort. There is something very awakening and attracting about the upright member of the mint family. …